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The three time Emmy nominated Kathryn Joosten is currently starring as Mrs. McClusky on Desperate Housewives. In 2005 and 2008, Joosten won an Emmy for her portrayal of the crotchety, gossipy neighbor. In addition to her nominations, she recently was re-elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Joosten was nominated three times for a SAG Award (Desperate Housewives). Adding to her mantle, Joosten’s passionate work on behalf of lung cancer earned her a proclamation from the City of Los Angeles. Joosten herself is a long time lung cancer survivor. Prior to joining the Desperate Housewives cast, she was best known as Mrs. Landingham on the critically acclaimed and Emmy Award winning NBC drama, The West Wing. Other TV credits include: Dharma and Greg, Monk, Joan of Arcadia, Las Vegas, The Closer, My Name Is Earl, Grey’s Anatomy, Ally McBeal, and Scrubs. Movies include Bedtime Stories, Wedding Crashers and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeekquel.